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Napoleon (1927)

aka Napoléon vu par Abel Gance

2016 #184
Abel Gance | 333 mins | Blu-ray | 1.33:1 + 4:1 | France / silent (English) | PG / G…
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Drama

Romanticizing the Political Figure: On the Triptych Scene in Abel Gance's Napoleon (1927)

The Jacobin Moses

Gance’s Napoleon concludes with the young general’s departure for the Italian campaign. What makes this climactic part interesting is not the novel panoramic triptych that allows us to view the sight in panorama even before panoramic cameras were used in film making before, but in the way the panorama determines both the past and the future as an organic whole. 1,149 more words

Commentary

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History

Napoleon

Charting the meteoric rise of one of the most influential figures in European history, from his humble beginnings in Corsica to conquering Italy for the French, this 1927 epic breaks more ground than the man himself. 435 more words

Reviews

S&S September 2017

A handful of reviews in the new Sight & Sound. I looked at the amazing release of Pabst’s Westfront 1918 and Karamadschaft from Masters of Cinema and the BFI’s disc of Abel Gance’s harrowing sound version of… 14 more words

Articles

Abel Gance’s anti-war film - J'ACCUSE - available as Dual Format DVD - Blu Ray

J’ACCUSE (12) 1938 FRANCE GANCE, ABEL DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY £19.99
Acclaimed as one of cinema’s finest anti-war films. Having experienced the horrors of the First World War, idealistic poet Jean Diaz turns to technology in a bid to prevent further barbarity. 98 more words

French Cinema